Random photo: The bears of Katmai

Recently, we went to Katmai National Park.  Katmai is best known for its bears—brown bears, some of the biggest in the world, made gloriously fat by the endless supply of spawning salmon that enter the Brooks River every year.

We spent 5 nights camping in the park, and it was special.  We’ll need some time to process thousands of photos and write up all of our experiences, but we couldn’t wait to share a glimpse of what’s to come: bears!  Here’s one of our favorite photos, of a protective mama with her babies:

She had good reason to be vigilant; she (and we) were surrounded by bears!